Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM called Limited Edition, which is an elegant (and useful) set of 21 stamps. I told one of my teammates that this isn't one of those stamp sets that jumps out screaming "Buy me!!!", but the individual pieces are so versatile and useful, it's a welcome addition to my stamp stash for sure!
If you have come here from DAWN'S BLOG you are on the right path. If you get lost, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog to find the entire list of blog hoppers! This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing beautifully crafted artistic creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
Each tag went onto a matching cardstock or B&T covered chipboard tag (because my boy loves colors). I cut the tags out of extra chipboard from packaging that I've been hoarding forever - do you find yourself unable to recycle nicer chipboard too? I added the little bicycle image from the SOTM to the front cover, since he loves riding his bike every single day. Everything was accented with glitter glitz gel around the edges and embellishments (don't know WHERE he got his insanely passionate love of glitter...anyone got any ideas?) I made one card for each family member plus one for Gabe himself, because what little kid doesn't enjoy starting at pics of himself?
I finished off the tag ring with a rainbow of ribbons, plus some of his favorite perler beads, because he loves to sit and bead everyday. He's heavy into the patterning, so I did alternating black and purple beads, and made the ribbon long enough that he can slide them back and forth in case that repetition helps to calm him when he gets upset at school. I kept everything pretty simple so he could handle it as much as he wants. The SOTM tag was just the perfect size!
I did do a more traditional card with the bicycle and the same title you can find on my blog HERE. But this is the project that was "close to my heart" this month!
Now "Hop" on over to NICOLE'S BLOG to see what adorable thing she's conjured up! Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the hop to get some great crafty ideas for more fun projects! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until the last day of the month. Be sure to ask your CTMH Consultant how to get yours for just $5 or click here to shop now for this "Limited Edition" awesome basics stamp set.
This post also added to the Heart 2 Heart Back to School Challenge.